Joan Grande, mother to pop star Ariana Grande, has finally broken her silence regarding the Manchester attack at Ariana's concert. The explosion killed 22 people, injured more than 60 and traumatized countless others. In the chaos and immediate aftermath of the explosion, Joan helped to usher fans to safety backstage at the venue. Ariana spoke out shortly after the attack, but Joan waited until Memorial Day to share her thoughts.
Fans responded with heartwarming statements of their own.
Some thanked Joan for helping fans the night of the attack.
People took the opportunity to share some raw emotion.
Things weren't all sunshine and roses, though. Some people had a problem with her statement.
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